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This self-drive tour combines family
friendly accommodation, stunning
coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and
a varied selection of thrilling outdoor
activities. Start in Cape Town and tour
the stunning Cape Winelands. Drive
east along the Garden Route and see
the ostriches of the Little Karoo and
the beautiful beaches of Knysna and
Plettenberg. Finish in the Eastern Cape,
where you may spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’:
elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions
and rhinos. The Cape has a year-round
moderate climate and easy driving
conditions, so you can explore at a
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You will be met by our VIP meet and greet
service and transferred to an African Elite
Waterfront Apartment for a 3-night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (N)
Morning stand-up paddle boarding experience
along the canals of the Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront (includes a short lesson). In the
afternoon enjoy a private guided tour of Cape
Town including an ascent of Table Mountain on
the cable car for 360-degree views of the Cape
(weather dependent). (N)
Take in the sites and spectacular scenery of the
Winelands with a private guide as you make
your way through mountain ranges, vineyards
and Cape Dutch homesteads. Adults can
sample a selection of the finest wines South
Africa has to offer, while children can join in
the fun with grape juice and confectionary
tasting instead. Optional Segway rides can also
be arranged. (N)
Your premium package category K hire car
will be delivered this morning. Then drive to
Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital’ of
South Africa due to the many ostrich farms,
one of which you will visit this afternoon. In
the evening you can join an optional stargazing
tour at the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, where
you will spend the next 2 nights. (D)
Early morning meerkat viewing excursion, followed by an interactive elephant feeding
experience. Afternoon wildlife drive. (B, D)
Drive to Knysna and spend some time at
leisure in this picturesque seaside town,
exploring the waterfront with its boutique
shops and cafes. Stay 2 nights at the Knysna
Hollow Country Estate. (B)
Take a boat cruise around the Knysna Lagoon
for views of the historic Knysna Heads and
stunning shoreline. The onboard food options
are very popular and can be purchased
Drive to Plettenberg Bay and stay 2 nights
at Emily Moon River Lodge on the southern
bank of the Bitou river. Remainder of the
day at leisure. Activities such as canoeing,
horse riding, mountain biking, walking,
birdwatching and river tubing can be booked
locally. The beautiful beaches of Robberg and
Keurboomstrand are also close by. (B)
A day at leisure to relax, enjoy optional
excursions or drive east to explore the
Tsitsikamma National Park which offers
fantastic hiking, kayaking and cycling
opportunities and is also famed for sightings
of dolphins, porpoises and adorable Cape
clawless otters. (B)
Drive through Port Elizabeth to the Amakhala
Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Stay
2 nights at Hlosi Game Lodge overlooking a wide river plain. Afternoon guided wildlife drive
in search of the 'Big Five'. (B, D)
Morning and afternoon guided wildlife drives.
Additional optional activities include an
evening cruise on the Bushman’s River,
guided bush walks, birdwatching and
canoeing. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife drive. After lunch, drive to
Port Elizabeth and drop off your hire car.
Fly home via Johannesburg, arriving the next
day. (B, L) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
While we have tried to include
activities that are suitable for children of all
ages, some age restrictions may apply.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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